The Washington Post named Michelle Jaconi to be Head of News Talent Strategy and Development. In this newly created role, Jaconi will lead talent development initiatives across a variety of formats and emerging platforms, creating features and products to amplify the voices and personalities of Post journalists. She will also identify opportunities to showcase journalists’ signature styles and connect their work with a broader audience.

“Throughout her career, Michelle has found new ways to make journalism resonate with audiences by highlighting the unique qualities of reporters and hosts,” said Kat Downs Mulder, managing editor of digital at The Washington Post.

In her most recent role as executive producer of The Post’s creative video team, Jaconi worked to develop personality-driven video series designed to attract new audiences to The Post. Before joining The Post in 2017, Michelle was at Independent Journal Review and spent six years at CNN where she served as executive producer on “State of the Union” and “Inside Politics” and was a founding executive producer of CNN Politics’s Cross Platform Programming Unit. Before CNN, Michelle was a producer and political analyst at NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert.

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